Saturday, December 2, 2017

90's Hairstyle Salon: The Place To Go For Instaworthy Hair Color Trend


MY HAIR HISTORY
Bleaching once is enough to destroy your hair. Then there was me, who allowed a hairstylist to bleached her hair 5 times in one seating and another 1-2 time on her next visit just to get that perfect "grey hue" hair color for that insta-worthy hair look.


The result? Wasn't entirely the perfect grey and I ended up with horrendous hair damage. Thankfully, hair grows and all I gotta do is wait patiently for my hair to grow and repeat the search 😝

But thanks to social media & Pinterest, I couldn't hold myself back from having those cool colored hair cause they look so PRETTY and a little bird recommended me to try 90's Hairstyles. Because of the endless temptations, I gave in and decided to toss my hair's luck on them, 90's Hairstyles.


90'S HAIRSTYLE SALON
They're a newly open hair salon at Sri Petaling's commercial hot spot tucked at the inner lane of Ten Years Restaurant.


A well-designed minimalist concept with spacious space between neighboring seats and walkways for personal space privacy.

A spacious leather chair that comes with a lower back cushioning for extra comfort. 


Full-length mirrors that make space looks a lot spacious than it is and the best tool to get that perfect LOTD & OOTD selfie.

And the one thing that I love the most from them was, their unique customer service as they provide blankets and warm drinks for that cozy, homely feeling. The only thing that was missing was a fireplace or it would have been perfect 💓.


BLEACH + DYE

So, my visit to the salon was simple, dye - to revamp my washed out colored ends.

However, the challenge here is - my ends are pretty much damaged from the past bleaches and another bleach might pretty much just make them snap.


So, after 5 minutes of raising my concerns to Jennifer, she assured me that I will still be able to achieve the color that I want without damaging my hair. At first, I was skeptical but the moment I saw the Olaplex bottle, I know I am in GOOD HANDS. No joke, Olaplex is the savior, if you are planning to bleach and dye your hair, ALWAYS make sure its Olaplex and your hair is damage-proof!


Aside from Olaplex, they use FARMESI Color Method from Italy to protect my hair, scalp and skin from the hair dyes. Which, is another AMAZING stuff cause I literally had no burning sensations neither do I have to deal with weird patches of hair dye on my forehead that I often experience after a hair dye from other salons because FARMESI's Color Method creates a barrier to protect the scalp and skin while the dyes and bleach does its job.


RATINGS
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ (I have no reason to pinalize them on the stars...so full star for them 💓)
The entire process took me 2 hours and the final verdict: Totally worth it!


If you're looking for a place to dye your hair and you have the following concerns:
*Itchy/burning scalp
*Hair damage from bleaching
*Unnatural looking hair colors

Head to 90's Hairstyles Salon as I can attest you that they will be able to help you achieve those insta-worthy hair colors without its consequences! Don't believe me? Check their Facebook & Instagram (link's below) out for all their insta-worthy hair picture collection.


For more information:-
Address:
8, Jalan Radin Bagus 6
Bandar Baru Sri Petaling
57000 Kuala Lumpur
Contact number for reservations: 03-9054 6881

With love,
Tara

Sunday, October 29, 2017

DELL Introduces the Latest INSPIRON 7000 Series @ Lowyat Mall

Dell recently launched their revamped exclusive store @ Lowyat Mall along with the latest Dell Inspiron 7000 series laptop - the latest, awesome companion ever invented for all on-the-go users to date.


WHY IS IT AWESOME?
  1. It's only 13.3inch, it's full HD AND it has comes with an IPS touch display.
  2. Using 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8250U processor/Intel Core i7-8550U processor with a 8GB of 2400MHz memory and 256GB of SSD storage.
  3. 2 USB Type-A 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a headphone jack, an HDMI 2.0 port, a USB Type-C 3.1 gen 1 port and an SD card slot.
Last but not least, you can flip your screen 180 for easy-sharing of what you're viewing with your friends!

HOW HEAVY IS IT?
Well, for this little baby, despite its size being at 13.3inch and given the fact it looks slick and slender, it weighs 1.45KG.

Not so keen on the whole 13inch, 2-in-1 plus points? Well, you can always opt for the Inspiron 15 7000.

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE 15 & 17?
  •         15.6inch, for those who like their stuff to be big - for easy viewing.
  •         It does not have the touch sensitive.
  •        8th gen Intel Core i5-8250U processor with 4GB of DDR4 2,400MHz RAM and a 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo or 8th gen Intel Core i7-8550U chip with 8GB of RAM and a 256GB SSD + 1TB HDD storage combo.
  •         NVIDIA GeForce 940MX discrete graphics card with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
  •         an Ethernet port
  •         Additional 0.54KG in weight (1.99KG in total)
  •         It is cheaper than its smaller counterpart!
  •        It comes in two (2) color option – rose gold or silver


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
  • RM5,449 for the Core i5 model
  • RM5,899 for the Intel Core i7 model

Inspiron 15 7000
  • RM4,449 for Core i5 model

IS THIS LAPTOP FOR ME?
Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1
If you're in the marketing, sales line or an entrepreneur who meets customers on a daily basis. The Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 laptop is definitely for you as the specs allow medium multi-tasking works (e.g. quick photo editing) while the design allows easy-sharing among friends and clients due to its 180-degree hinge and it's compact.

Inspiron 15 7000
If you're into designing, video and photo editing - heavy user for software such as Adobe Premier Pro, After Effects, Photoshop (to name a few) or perhaps even a Gamer that plays games such as Diablo III, Overwatch, League of Legends, Dota2 yet travels around very frequently - this is definitely the laptop that you would want to go with instead of the latter.

For more information:
Interested in the Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1? Click here.
Interested in the Inspiron 15 7000? Click here.


You're interested but you wanna test it out before committing to it, then head on over to:
Dell Flagship Store
Lot G001, Plaza Low Yat, 7,
Jalan Bintang, Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur,
Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur,
Malaysia


With love,
Tara

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Chunciou Hotpot @ Jalan Klang Lama


When an eatery place uses the best ingredients, recipes and serves unlimited air-flown flow of meat and seafood to your table, you know it is truly going to be a satisfying Imperial's meal.


Chun Ciou Hotpot, helmed all the way from Taiwan is located along Jalan Klang Lama (aka Old Klang Road). For many who do not know how to read Chinese (e.g. bananas - like me), would most likely not realized or mistaken it as an industrial business rather than a majestic eatery place as the English signage is really small for passersby to catch.


Step inside the stand-alone two-storey building, you will be greeted by two human-sized Warrior statues. The interior is designed to replicate the historic elements of a Chinese palace with a modern touch to it.


SOUP BASE
The variety of soup-based offer is definitely going to surprise many Malaysians tastebuds.
  • Sukiyaki Soup*
  • Lakesalt Soup*
  • Tonkatsu Soup
  • Spicy Soup
  • Herbal Soup
  • Tonyam Soup
*highly recommended soup base


Sukiyaki Soup
When you have meat, you HAVE to cook them in Sukiyaki soup to further enhance the meat taste. However, the Sukiyaki soup is not recommended for drinking as it's sweet taste and "heat" may cause patrons to lose their voice for the day.

Lakesalt Soup
If you love to have a good bowl of soup after having a sumptuous meal, you should definitely go with the Lakesalt soup as the soup base before mixing it with the meat and seafood has a slight tinge of saltiness to it. Once mixed and boiled with the meat and balls, the soup becomes flavorful.

Tom Yam Soup
And if you love spicy soup base, do try out their Tom Yam soup as it has a really unique Tom Yam taste from our Malaysian and Thai version, who knows, it might just be your kind of spicy soup base.


SAUCES & CONDIMENTS
Go crazy with the sauces and condiments as there are over 10 types to pick for an enjoyable meal.
  • Thai chilli sauce*
  • Fruit sauce
  • Satay paste
  • Soy sauce
  • Sesame sauce
  • Bean curd sauce
  • Spring onion
  • Parsley
  • Garlic
  • Chopped chilli
  • Chun Ciou's signature sauce*
*highly recommended sauce


I personally dislike spring onion but I have to say Chun Ciou's Signature Sauce - a mixture of sesame sauce, spring onion, raw egg yolk and Shichimi powder is divine! Especially, when you dip the beef slices that was cooked with the Sukiyaki soup.


SELECTION OF MEAT AND SEAFOOD
Here's the main course of the party. The type of meat and steamboat ingredients for your imperial's feast is just majestic and unique. When you are feasting at Chun Ciou, be sure to order the Australian ribeye as it is the only dish that is served by the imperial guard.


Premium Meat
  • Australian Striploin*
  • Australian Ribeyes (served by an imperial guard)*
  • Lamb Shoulder Roll*
  • Pork Belly
  • Pork Shoulder
  • Chicken Fillet
  • Duck Roll
*highly recommended


Signature Meatballs (to name a few)
  • Wasabi ball
  • Black sesame mochi* (MUST TRY!)
  • Prawn ball*
  • Cuttlefish ball*
  • Cheese fish tofu
  • Taro fish ball
  • Pork tendon ball
  • Red heart ball*
*highly recommended


SIDE DISHES AND VEGETABLES
Aside from the big basket of vegetables, another side dish that you should definitely opt for when you are there is their Taiwanese Braised Pork Rice as it is the best complimentary to all the other ingredients.



DRINKS & DESSERTS
They have a wide selection of drinks to compliment your imperial meal; from soda beverages, Nestle's fruit tea selections, Nescafe's, to various types of tea.

And with the amount of food I had, I could not fill myself anymore with the desserts but if you can, help yourself to the dessert counter and enjoy their sweet lemon slices, red bean soup and ice cream.


PRICE


VERDICT
As the saying goes, "good things are meant to share". I will definitely head back to Chun Ciou Hotpot again with my friends and family because it is too good to not share it with my loved ones and that includes, you! The spacious, ancient imperial decor and array of food would definitely be the perfect place for an awesome group gathering, family night out and birthday party. In terms of pricing, trust me, it is totally worth the splurge!


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Address:
Chun Ciou Hot Pot
Lot 306, Batu 3, 
Jalan Klang Lama,
58000 Kuala Lumpur

Contact: 012-6882860, 016-5454348, 018-2776503

Tried it? Leave a comment below about your experience at Chun Ciou Hotpot.

With love,
Tara

Monday, January 23, 2017

ARESA Beauté Launch Party

Great news to all the K-beauty ladies out there! Aresa Beauté, a premier online Korean beauty online store (only available in Singapore) and a K-beauty distributor in Thailand, Taiwan, Myanmar, and Cambodia is finally bringing in more highly sought after K-beauty products into Malaysia.


HOW?
Some of you die-hard K-beauty fans out there might have noticed more premier K-beauty brands has been making their way to most of Malaysia's physical and online stores.

I am so spoilt right now all thanks to Aresa 💓
To bring over our most wanted K-beauty products closer than it has ever been before, Aresa Beauté has affiliated themselves with Malaysia's favorite physical and digital stores such as:

Watsons Malaysia

SASA
Source: http://www.ashley-yeen.com/2014/09/sa-sa-opens-its-first-lifestyle-store.html
Zalora

GEMFIVE

Lazada

WHAT PRODUCTS ARE THEY BRINGING IN?
The brands that they have brought in brands so far are:

Aga-ae Pororo

April Skin

A;T Fox

Beauty People

BM Solutions

Cre8skin

Devonine (for men)

It's Skin

Karadium

Secret Key
Memebox & Secret Key
The SAEM

Too Cool For School (TCFS)

VelaSecret
P.S: It comes with a kiss mark 💋

W.Lab

And the one thing that I am insanely excited about to let you know and some of you girls might have noticed it, is that Pony's very own makeup brand, Pony Effect is finally available in Malaysia's online store, Zalora!


*check out their website for more K-beauty brands.

To showcase the brands that they are affiliated with, they party it out at Zouk KL two days before Christmas 2016. *sadly I was unable to take many pictures during the party because of the super low lighting 😭
#OOTN with my man 😘

So ladies, if you have not gotten your hands on any of the K-beauty brands that you have always been dying to get your hands on but it has always been out of reach, but now, you know where you can find them. 😄

Happy shopping! You can thank me later 😎

For more information about Aresa and their affiliated brands, head on over to the following site:
AresaBeauteMY Facebook Page: ARESABeauteMalaysia
AresaBeauteMY Instagram: @aresa_my
Official Website: http://aresa.international/

With love,
Tara
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